Frequently Asked Questions

Questions:

What Qualifications are necessary to apply?

What materials do I need to submit?

What is the application deadline?

Is there a GPA requirement?

Are classes offered online?

How long will it take to complete the program?

Are there part-time options?

How many semester credit hours does it take for completion of the program?

Explain clinical hours.

Is there a thesis?

Answers:

What Qualifications are necessary to apply?
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from nationally accredited program
  • Basic undergraduate statistics course
  • Unencumbered, unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Texas
  • Official GRE scores or undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 hours of course work

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What materials do I need to submit?

  • Three letters of references from academic and/or professional sources using the Nursing Department MSN reference form (Click here.)
  • Submit a resume (curriculum vitae) and personal statement (letter) detailing reasons for pursuing the graduate degree and professional goals

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What is the application deadline?

  • Application must be initiated by May 15 for Fall admission with all application materials submitted by June 1.
  • Application must be initiated by November 1 for Spring admission with all application materials submitted by November 30.

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Is there a GPA requirement?

  • If GPA in last 60 hours of coursework in not a 3.0 or higher, you must take GRE to be considered for acceptance into the program.

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Are classes offered online?

  • It is a hybrid format where some classes are on campus (web enhanced) and others are online.

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How long will it take to complete the program?

  • Twenty one months with full time study

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Are there part-time options?

  • We recognize that adult learners may have work and family responsibilities that make it unfeasible to pursue full time study. We have a part time track with completion of the program in 36 months.

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How many semester credit hours does it take for completion of the program?

  • 46

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Explain clinical hours.

  • Clinical credit is given at a 1:3 ratio. One semester credit hour of clinical is the equivalent of 3 hours spent in the clinical setting each week per Spring or Fall semester.

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Is there a thesis?

  • There is no thesis but there is a scholarly practice intervention project at the end of the curriculum.

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